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The Sparrow, Bradford

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32 North Parade
Phone: 01274270772
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Aqualung . left this review about The Sparrow

As noted below, this is a bit more pub like than some of the places in North Parade. The What Pub opening hours are completely wrong as it was 16:00 on Thursday when it opened. It has wooden floors, a fireplace and the bar at the rear. There is a basement which is where the toilets are located but it seemed a very basic room.
The six hand pumps had Kirkstall Pale, Three Swords & Dissolution IPA, Wylam Galatia, Five Points Pale and Rooster London Thunder. I went for the Kirkstall beers (£3.10, £3.30 & £3.40) then the Wylam Galatia (£3.60) all of which were in good nick. I thought this was well worth a visit.

On 11th November 2019 - rating: 8
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david hammill left this review about The Sparrow

My wife and I visited the Sparrow recently and could not believe how much this venue had changed. The beers and lagers were completely different I had to take my beers back x 2 due to the very poor quality and my wife did not enjoy the choice of lagers. The atmosphere of the place has also changed for the worse. We have just walked passed the place - it is empty. 2 venues we have visited on North Parade today are both very full. Enough said

On 15th September 2018 - rating: 2
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Sparrow

As Old Boots has said, this is now owned by Kirkstall. It seems to have more pub like fixtures and fittings, though the small formica topped tables are still present, but with more comfortable pub-like chairs. There is bench seating under the front window and a large fire surround on the wall, which I cannot remember if it was there previously or not. It all seems to work quite well especially with the bench under the window and gives it a more pub like feel and is probably a better use of the space.

Six hand pumps for cask ale, three of which were Kirkstall ales and the other three guests, consisting of Chew Chew by Fallen Brewing, Okells Bitter and something by Moor. The Chew Chew took my fancy, this was a caramel stout at 6% which set me back £2.20 for a half. In addition to the cask pumps there are some keg taps on the back wall, and a chalk board beer menu to the left of the bar.

Had a bit of a strange chemical / sealant smell when I visited yesterday so can only assume they had just had some work done. It certainly didn't seem to be putting the customers off though as the place was pretty full. More full than I remember it ever being when I have been previously.

They now seem to do snacky food - pork pies etc - and there were no leaflets on the tables about pizzas so can only assume the previous arrangement with pizza deliveries has now ended.

Pleasant, friendly service. I'm pleased to say this is still as good as it was before it changed ownership.

On 28th July 2018 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Bradford Forster Square, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Bradford Interchange, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Frizinghall, 1.93 miles, 37 min walk (show)
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11th Nov 2019, 13:11
Review submitted by Aqualung . amended by Aqualung .
11th Nov 2019, 12:47
Review submitted by Aqualung .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 July 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 13 November 2014 by John Yeadon
  • Car Park : No - Street parking only - last updated 23 May 2015 by John Yeadon
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 April 2013 by Will Larter
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